"I realized I was looking at what some random person said on Twitter before saying good morning to my wife."
~ James Kelly, FaithTech CEO and Digital Sabbath Founder
The Digital Sabbath started in 2016 when James Kelly, founder of FaithTech, realized how much time he was spending on his phone and other digital technology. Inspired by the Sabbath in the Bible, where God takes a day of rest after creating the world in 6 days, James started by taking one day off from all digital technology each week and called it a "Digital Sabbath". FaithTech then created a website for The Digital Sabbath to spread the word and invite anyone who wanted to join him. The team at FaithTech also built an email system that sent reminder emails the day before your set Digital Sabbath.
Since then, the Digital Sabbath was cited in the New York Times, and thousands of people have taken a Digital Sabbath and found rest, peace, and as one person put it, "it felt like I was walking into fresh water". Recently, the new Digital Sabbath Team (from FaithTech Waterloo) has improved the website and reminder email system, and is looking into how to make The Digital Sabbath even better. Read a little more about the team here!